Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 June 2043 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 31 May 2043 at 19:25.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2043 after 20 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 536 of Meeus index or 1489 from Brown series.
Length of current 536 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2043. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 537 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 22 May 2043 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2043 at 11:59 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 201 km (229 411 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 682 km (222 875 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 17:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 15 June 2043 at 09:52 in ♎ Libra.
At 17:02 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 26 May 2043 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.459°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.431° in the next northern standstill on 8 June 2043 at 09:54 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 7 June 2043 at 10:35 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.